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Welcome back just in time for the unofficial start of summer beach communities wiped out by her -- sandy.
Ready to get back to business David Lee Miller is live for some -- Island and Brooklyn hi David -- -- you -- it.
Good morning at -- we're doing well.
Didn't start off that way though you know be stormy weather the last couple of days.
It very rough start -- Memorial Day weekend as you can see things are very different this morning clear skies and warming temperatures.
New York City has spent 270.
Million dollars to restore the beach here at Coney Island other locations along the shore.
But the residents and businesses here are still -- Many in this community hold their fortunes are now about to change.
It will be a make or break summer for many Coney Island businesses.
Workers made final preparations for the estimated one million daily holiday visitors.
Although almost all attractions on the elevated boardwalk and up and running many nearby businesses damaged by superstar -- flood water -- -- many of the stores are still only partially.
Maybe not open -- all we've lost some of our really good people.
So much -- hanging on hoping that things will improve the bumper cars at Eldorado autos that are needed extensive repairs.
And the break.
Owner Gordon Lee who -- 20000 dollars to keep operating is cautiously optimistic we need people to come enjoy himself.
And it's so important for us to generate revenue to -- because.
Obviously we need to recover from this disaster we are hoping -- operating.
What we're not close to recovering from that disaster -- residential areas also -- extensive damage caused by flooding.
-- receiving temporary housing from FEMA.
And private insurance to cover repairs homeowner Rocco -- yet it still has to come up with 45000 dollars to restore his home on.
Taking it day by day I wake up every morning at war.
-- saying come back here at six and to see what I can do to move -- -- wrong and my frustrating yes but.
I'm not gonna get -- over.
Nearly all the concessions -- rides are now open for business but there's still a great deal to accomplish.
Over the next several months the Army Corps of Engineers what we're bringing in about one million cubic yards of -- -- great deal has been done still agree more.
Back to you and.
-- -- really good to see the sun shining knowledge stop folks -- walking behind you there thank you David Lane thanks.
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